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December 10, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget about trying to stay within 20 seconds of defending champion Julia Stamps of Santa Rosa High. To heck with running for second place, period. Kim Mortensen of Thousand Oaks shocked herself, her coach and spectators alike by winning the girls' title in the Foot Locker national cross-country championships at Balboa Park's Morley Field on Saturday. "I don't know how," she said in disbelief. "This is unbelievable."
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October 25, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David slew a pack of Goliaths in the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational cross-country meet on Saturday as San Francisco University High defeated Palos Verdes Peninsula, 104-147, to win the girls' team sweepstakes race. University, the two-time defending state Division V champion, finished fourth behind Division I schools Yucaipa, Anaheim Esperanza and Quartz Hill at Mt. SAC last year, but posted a surprisingly easy victory Saturday.
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February 10, 1995 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Julia Stamps, who says she is tired of being compared to former Olympian Mary Decker Slaney, is busy creating her own image. She dresses in fancy sweaters and skirts, has long, blond hair and would seem more at home at polo games than cross-country meets. Articulate, intelligent and well-mannered, she acts years beyond her age, 16. Stamps, a sophomore at Santa Rosa High, bombs around Northern California's wine country in a fancy red sports car with a cellular phone.
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December 10, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget about trying to stay within 20 seconds of defending champion Julia Stamps of Santa Rosa High. To heck with running for second place, period. Kim Mortensen of Thousand Oaks shocked herself, her coach and spectators alike by winning the girls' title in the Foot Locker national cross-country championships at Balboa Park's Morley Field on Saturday. "I don't know how," she said in disbelief. "This is unbelievable."
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October 25, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David slew a pack of Goliaths in the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational cross-country meet on Saturday as San Francisco University High defeated Palos Verdes Peninsula, 104-147, to win the girls' team sweepstakes race. University, the two-time defending state Division V champion, finished fourth behind Division I schools Yucaipa, Anaheim Esperanza and Quartz Hill at Mt. SAC last year, but posted a surprisingly easy victory Saturday.
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December 9, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Kim Mortensen of Thousand Oaks High is nervous about running in the Foot Locker national cross-country championships today at Morley Field in Balboa Park, it wasn't evident Thursday night. "It's kind of like the icing on the cake," she said. "It's a reward for all the hard work and dedication." The national championships began in 1979 and are composed of the top eight boys' and girls' finishers from the West, Midwest, Northeast and South regionals.
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December 2, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA
Julia Stamps, who has spent much of the season successfully defending cross-country championships, gets another chance to do it today at the West Regionals at Fresno's Woodward Park. Stamps is the defending regional and national champion and will be trying to break her own Woodward course record of 16 minutes 45 seconds in trying to win for the second consecutive week over the same trail. She won the State Division I championship last Saturday for the second year in a row.
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December 9, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA
Julia Stamps of Santa Rosa High will try to become the third two-time girls' champion when the national cross-country championships are held at Balboa Park's Morley Field today. Stamps, a junior, is the defending national champion and undefeated this season. She is coming off course record-tying victories in the state Division I and West regional championships.
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November 25, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA
Kim Mortensen, a senior at Thousand Oaks High, is considered the second-best girls' cross-country runner in the nation. She has lost only twice all season, both times to Santa Rosa junior Julia Stamps, and gets a chance at revenge today at Woodward Park in the State championship meet. Races begin at 9 a.m. Stamps is the defending national and state Division I champion. Stamps and Mortensen could be 1-2, but depth is the key at Canyon Country Canyon, which is favored in girls' Division I.
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November 30, 1996
McFarland High of Kern County goes for an unprecedented fifth consecutive boys' state cross-country title today at Woodward Park in Fresno. No other school has won five titles in a row. The meet will include five enrollment-based divisions for the first time. The state championships consisted of three divisions from 1987-89 and four from 1990-95. McFarland will compete in Division V. Individually, Julia Stamps of Santa Rosa and Elaine Canchola of Ojai Nordhoff are the lone defending champions.
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December 9, 1995 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Kim Mortensen of Thousand Oaks High is nervous about running in the Foot Locker national cross-country championships today at Morley Field in Balboa Park, it wasn't evident Thursday night. "It's kind of like the icing on the cake," she said. "It's a reward for all the hard work and dedication." The national championships began in 1979 and are composed of the top eight boys' and girls' finishers from the West, Midwest, Northeast and South regionals.
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February 10, 1995 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Julia Stamps, who says she is tired of being compared to former Olympian Mary Decker Slaney, is busy creating her own image. She dresses in fancy sweaters and skirts, has long, blond hair and would seem more at home at polo games than cross-country meets. Articulate, intelligent and well-mannered, she acts years beyond her age, 16. Stamps, a sophomore at Santa Rosa High, bombs around Northern California's wine country in a fancy red sports car with a cellular phone.
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December 13, 1995
Kim Mortensen SCHOOL: Thousand Oaks SPORT: Cross-country YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: Mortensen set seven course records, tied another, won 11 of 15 races and was the Ventura County, Marmonte League and Southern Section Division I champion. She finished second behind Santa Rosa High junior Julia Stamps in the State Division I and Foot Locker West Regional championships.
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June 12, 1997
Boy State Athlete of the Year: Carlos Blanco, Canyon Springs, Sr., wrestling; Joe Borchard, Camarillo, Sr., football and baseball; Baron Davis, Crossroads, Sr., basketball; Justin Fargas, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Jr., football and track; Marcus Fields, Stockton Stagg, Sr., football, basketball, track; Brad Griffin, Los Gatos, Sr., basketball and volleyball; Ken-Yon Rambo, Long Beach Poly, Sr., football and track; Jason Thomas, Compton Dominguez, Jr., football and basketball.
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